Happy Thursday! Can you believe this week is almost over? I know I can’t wait, I’ve got plenty of plans this weekend. Today I’m sharing one of my go to recipes for a quick and filling meal.
Wait, vegetarian chicken Alfredo? Yes, you read that right! Although being a vegetarian has its limitations when going out, there are plenty of options in the kitchen! Being a vegetarian for over 11 years has caused me to learn my way around the kitchen. Vegetarian Chicken Alfredo is a delicious and easy meal that anyone can enjoy!
Let’s get cookin’!
Alfredo Sauce- I buy the Aldi brand Priano
Spaghetti noodles- or noodles of your choice
Meatless Chicken Strips- You can buy these at Walmart, County Market, Hyvee, or most major grocery stores
Poultry )or Italian) seasoning
1/2 TBSP butter
While the noodles are cooking, prepare the “chicken”. I typically use half a bag of the vegetarian chicken, but this time I used 3/4 of bag since I was making some for lunch the next day and because Cyle needs to eat, too. 🙂
Once the “chicken” is almost done (it should get some brown crispiness going to it after about 5-6 minutes) add in the sauce and cover. I like to add some extra seasonings to my sauce. I’m a big pepper fan so I usually throw some in with the sauce. Simmer on low/medium low for a few minutes. Be sure to stir!
By now your noodles should be done, depending on your preference. I am not a fan of al dente noodles so I always let mine cook a bit longer. After draining the noodles (do not rinse) return them to the pan and add some butter. You don’t need much butter, maybe just a TBSP. You actually don’t need any butter at all, but it adds some flavor to the noodles. Stir it all together and set aside.
Once your sauce and chicken look good it is time to serve it up! Toss everything into the noodle pan and mix and stir to your hearts content.
I like to add a few sprinkles of Parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley on top for looks and taste. Serve with a healthier side (because let’s be honest, this isn’t the healthiest meal in the world ) and enjoy!
Yum! So do you have a favorite and easy recipe? What about my fellow vegetarians? Any special recipes you care to share? I’m always looking for something new to try! Now get cooking!